Could you be a victim of this kind of accusation?, Are you a Parent?, an
Aunt, Uncle, Brother, Sister, Friend, Baby-sitter, Teacher, Lollipop
Lady/Man, Bus driver, Chip shop owner etc......., or even your average
person? (whatever one of them is) Then anything is possible.
Ask yourself about the last time you had to discipline your child, or a
child in your care? Were they happy about it? If the answer is no, then you
may have just become a target for a future allegation of abuse.
Have you caught your teenager, or any teenager for that matter, doing
something that you consider inappropriate, refusing to do something you ask,
smoking, drinking, doing drugs, stealing, dressing far to provocatively for
their age, vandalizing, causing you and your neighbours a nuisance, back
answering, using vulgar language both to you and any one else and any other
number of things that you are unhappy with? Have you then tried to somehow
discipline them? Be very careful, you could definitely be heading down the
rocky path of being falsely accused.
Of course, one would hope that the vast majority of children would usually
respond positively when out of favour with their parents, and would want,
even if they don't know how, to keep the peace. The parents role, is, of
course, to guide the child and help in any way they can. And for those
majority of parents and children who can reach this happy state, they are to
But what, when the child has been conditioned by "expert" advise, however
they have gotten it? Then the story is different. The child is likely to use
their poorly founded knowledge to their own advantage, and to accuse their
parents, et al of doing things they don't like, or worse still, that could
to easily be construed as abuse. Of course they don't like it, especially
when they can't get their own way, or when they have been caught out!
So, could this happen to you? The answer is, hopefully, probably not, but
never lower your guard because it just might!